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Babs Siperstein PROUD Center

LGBTQIA Health Services - RWJ University Hospital Somerset

As part of our ongoing efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, we are now ONLY offering Telehealth services (video or telephone appointments) to existing patients of Babs Siperstein PROUD Center. There will be no in-person visits or new patients seen until further notice. If an in-person exam is required, arrangements can be made to see you at Somerset Family Practice. Our utmost priority continues to be the health and safety of our patients and the communities we serve. We are in this together.

If you need assistance or a prescription refill, please call our office at 908-243-8647 and we will be happy to help you.

Address: 128 Rehill Ave, Suite 1100, Somerville, NJ 08876

Appointments: 1-855-776-8334

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About Us

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset is the first hospital in New Jersey to offer specialized primary care services for the LGBTQIA community at our Babs Siperstein PROUD Center.. We are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment where you can get the medical care you need at all stages of your life.

The PROUD Center’s goal is to provide health services to the LGBTQIA community in an evidence-based, culturally-competent manner. The PROUD Center is located on the hospital’s campus, offering patients access to our comprehensive health care services such as laboratory, radiology, cardiology, emergency, oncology, and rehabilitative services, and an on-site Walgreen’s pharmacy.

Our services include:

  • Comprehensive Primary Care
  • Immunization
  • HIV prevention: pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) & post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)
  • Hormone therapy and monitoring
  • Annual wellness exams
  • Same-day sick visits
  • Chronic illness management
  • Referrals for specialty services, such as behavioral health services
  • Health education and counseling
  • Support groups

Our Health Care Team

Our health care team recognizes the unique medical needs of the LGBTQIA community and is dedicated to offering high-quality, culturally competent care.

Our team includes

  • Lalitha Hansch, MD, FAAFP, DABMA, Program Director, RWJ Somerset Family Practice

  • Paula A. Gutierrez, MHA, CPTC, Director, Diversity & Inclusion and Babs Siperstein PROUD Center

  • Amanda Francis, DO

  • Alicia K. Rogers, MSN, APN-BC

  • Jamila H. Carter, RN, BSN

  • Danielle King, MPH, Coordinator/Patient Navigator

  • Avery Heimann, MA, MEd, Patient Service Representative


Our office hours are:

Monday – Friday 8:30am-5pm with evening hours

To schedule an appointment with the Babs Siperstein PROUD Center, please call 1-855- PROUD-FH (1-855-776-8334).


RWJUH Somerset
Somerset Family Practice Building
128 Rehill Ave - Suite 1100 Somerville, NJ 08876

The Babs Siperstein PROUD Center is conveniently located in Central New Jersey and is easily accessible from most major highways, including Routes 287, 78, 202 and 206, the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike. Free parking is available in a surface lot adjacent to our center. The facility is handicapped accessible.

Additional LGBTQ+ health information and resources:

Patient Stories

  • "I felt right at home the minute I walked through the door,” says Jesiah, recalling a sense of relief when he saw the rainbow flag hanging above the front desk. “The whole staff—from the receptionists to the nurses and doctors—were so welcoming."

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